I received the following email from Huang, one of our listeners who lives in the area affected by the terrible earthquake in China recently. I thought it would be good to share this note with all of you:
I am Huang from the city of Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, near where a terrible earthquake happened. Thank goodness! Because of being in the urban area of Chengdu, my family, my relatives, my friends, and colleagues are fine and safe now, even there still are minor tremors at times.
On the night of May 12th, in order to avoid being hurt by potential minor earthquakes, I had to sleep on the street outside, with many residents in Chengdu, but I could not get any sleep, because I wanted to keep alert and guard my family. How could I kill time during the long night? I had copied some episodes onto my cell phone and at that time your voice also gave me relief. I used my cell phone to receive the radio and listen to your Podcast if there was no new news.
An insomnious night, with the Podcast, I have experienced. I hope all people could be fine and the more people could be rescued from the disaster. God, please bless them!
Also, thanks very much for your good work. I will continue to listen to your great podcasts.
Thanks you, Lucy and Jeff!
Best regards from China,
Lucy, I, and all of us here at ESL Podcast wish the best to those affected by this earthquake, and all of the other recent natural disasters. We especially hope that Huang and his family are well, and thank him for sharing his thoughts with us.